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Thursday, June 22, 2017

Session de Dodon ga Don Website Now Open!


One week after the teaser page's posting, the website has now officially opened its digital gates to Internet surfers from all corners of the Globe! There's nothing much to talk about it, however, as it mostly rehashes news bits we already reported in the past few days.

At this point, only the Song List and About pages are active, with the former showcasing all the song titles known thus far (with no additions of sorts) and the latter hosting sub-sessions dedicated to the game's signature modes: Guest Session (with mentions to the Doraemon-related content) and Ghost Session.

Click here to check out the website for yourselves!

Namco Taiko Blog (22 June 2017) - Behind the Notechart: Geki-un! Shichifuku Happy Crew



Notechart talk is back at the Taiko Team's official blog, but rather than making a new charter-focused feature post like in the past few instances of the previous months/years, a tangent of chart features is introduced instead, in which single songs' charting process is discussed by its own creator.

Today marks the beginning of this feature cycle, starting with the Yellow Version songs from the Summer Rewards Shop. Hear Marimo Institute talk about her work on the latest IOSYS original!

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

[RANDOM] - Not-Namco Idols with Namco Artists, Take 2


It happened 2 months ago and it's happening again: yet another NAMCO SOUNDS-related artist has been spotted on foreign grounds, as one of the Irorimidori (イロドリミドリ) tracks' composer.

This time around, the CHUNITHM series' in-house idol unit has employed the talent of the nick-named Jesahm (自営山) for the latest solo-idol song: Spicy Swingy Style, which is coming to stateside arcades tomorrow. The scoop comes from this tweet, which also includes a Youtube link for the full in-game version of the song.

Here in Taiko, Jesahm is better known as the composer of old-time Namco Original classics like Taiko Session ~Live Version~ as well as a few choice Classic arrangements (most notably Nocturne Op. 9-2).

Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Twitter Snippets (19 June 2017) - A Godly Crossover


One bit of news that has escaped our scope yesterday concerns the song-sharing relationship between the Taiko no Tatsujin and Synchronica series once more, this time around involving one of Synchronica's original boss songs coming to Taiko arcade grounds!

Previously announced in the latest Synchronica TV Youtube broadcast (link), kyo's God Ray will be appearing on Yellow Version at the end of this month, on June 30th. If you're curious to hear how the song sounds like, click here for a related Synchronica gameplay video.

Monday, June 19, 2017

Uso'uso-doki Lyrics



Artist, Vocal: Bona Inoue (井上ぼな)

Sunday, June 18, 2017

Song Series Showcase: YMY RPG Songs

Mostly known by the YMY nickname, Bandai Namco musician Yukiko Yamamoto (山本由貴子) has contributed to the creation of a wide variety of songs throughout the Taiko no Tatsujin series' existence. Among here creations, we can find a collection of pure-instrumental tracks that meld together melodies from air/stringed musical instruments and a peculiar geographical location being mentioned in its title, as to give magic properties from the mentioned landmarks to these songs. Yukiko Yamamoto is also the one figure in charge of all songs' notecharts.

The name for the series we take here is directly referencing the SongID root being shared among all of the following songs (starting with the titular ymyrpg), which is likely made in turn from the key contributor Yukiko Yamamoto's YMY alias. Note that here we consider Zastohl no Madousho as only a direct sequel to Desert de Yakiniku (Sahara ver.) and not part of the YMY RPG Series unlike some sources. Once again, that is also noticeable from its SongID (niku2), diverging from anything ymyrpg-related.

Saturday, June 17, 2017

Twitter Snippets 2 (15 June 2017) - Bandai Namco's New Arcade Music Game? [Addendum 2017/06/18]


As if the announcement of a new Taiko game headed to Sony shores wasn't enough, apparently there's a brand new Bandai Namco rhythm game in the works as well!

Coming from the AM Jam Jam Tsukuba arcade room's Twitter handle, the tweet above is eager on showcasing the many music game titles that will become operative this coming week, including -according to the same tweet- Bandai Namco's latest arcade game, going by the name of Technoberk (テクノベェルク). No official statements of sorts from the developing company have been made about said title's existence/play-testing or other specs but sure enough, it's planned to be put into the arcade store.

How is it played? Will it involve some Taiko no Tatsujin support? Are the two arcade lines collaborating? There's a good chance that some of these questions will be answered at the arcade center's opening, next Tuesday/Wednesday (June 20/21).

Addendum (2017/06/18): Receiving hint from this tweet, we may be able to finally shed some light onto this. Teknowerk is actually a piano-keyboard style music arcade game by Namco way back from 2000 (17 years ago!!), and this arcade room is only bringing back refurbished cabinets into their lineup. Note also that they used 再新作 (~ "refurbished title") instead of 最新作 (= "brand new title"). The next tweet of theirs also supports the conclusion, as it speaks of also bringing back some DANCE 86.4 (Dance Yaroyo) cabinets by Konami back in 2005.